David Coleman's Reviews > Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson

Savage Art by Robert Polito
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Mar 03, 08

Read in February, 2008

Jim Thompson wrote such classics as THE KILLER INSIDE ME, NOTHING MORE THAN MURDER and THE GETAWAY, amongst so many other great works.

This searing, non-holds barred account of his life and death is at once tragic and inspiring. It's a downer because Thompson never received the acclaim he deserved during his lifetime; it's a lift because if ever a writer spewed his psyche onto the printed page and lived eternally because of it, Jim Thompson is The Man.

If you love Thompson, this is a 'must read.'
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